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Canon PIXMA MP830 All in One - A600 error

The printer was in the middle of printing when it stopped with an A600 error. I have turned if off and turned it on again, left it turned off for days, still get the same error message. All rather disappointing as I've only had it a month. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. J

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  • khirsig Feb 05, 2008

    I have the same problem as of this morning. I read the posted solution, however I cannot find the "sponge to the right of the ink cart". Thoughts? (Ive even taken all the ink cartridges out to check the individual sponges in case I missed something).

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    I have the same problem, error 6A00.and I can't find the sponge on the rt side either.The problem occured after I replaced 2 of the cartridges.Umi.

  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2008

    PRINTING AFTER I FINISH ERROR CAME UP ON SCREEN A600 TURN THE PRINTER OFF TURN BACK ON AFTER DAYS STILL SAME ERROR

  • Bicycleboy Feb 18, 2008

    I'm getting error 6A00 on an iP5200. Is this the same error with the same solution?

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2008

    I received the A600 error message after replacing the main black ink cartridge. Tapping and reseating the cartridge and turning it off and on again works to clear the A600 but then when I try to print a new error (5C10) appears. Cancelling that brings back the A600 message. A great little cycle. All in all, I now have a virtually brand new printer that I cannot use. Any help greatly appreciated.

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    6A00 error arrives on my printer. I found the sponge at the bottom but dont know what to do!!

  • grammie2 Nov 05, 2008

    I have the same problem and I can't find the sponges that where refered to. please help. Thanks

  • chuckmal Jan 03, 2009

    I receive the same error code, but cannot access the "sponge" and other areas mentioned because the the ink tank carriage will not move to the left. It stays in the off position fully to the right and won't respond to pulling - I'm afraid to pull too hard for fear of breaking something.

  • singingsecre Jan 16, 2009

    I have the same problem. Thanks for the tip. It worked.

  • entree18 May 11, 2010

    Ink cartridges hide behind stage curtain - cannot tap felt as suggested.

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    Soulvisitor May 11, 2010

    do you mean 6A00 ? or is it really A600?



    6A00 fix

    There is a sponge to the right of the ink cart that gets pushed up to prime each ink cart. The sponge then drops back down when finished. The problem is that the sponge gets stuck up. Just give it a tap and it will fall down, turn off then on and all fixed

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I had the A600 error on my Canon Pixma iP4000R . I looked at all of the help here and here is what I found that fixed my error!!! 12/30/08.

My ink cartridge wasn't moving. I thought I had a paper jam.

SO the "Sponges" on my Pixma iP4000R were black/navy from all the ink. The "sponges" were on the right where the ink cartridge "rests". One was rectangular and one was square like.They were both next to each other. A pen tip will pop them out. They are hard pieces of plastic or something. I was looking for a softer material.

I didn't see the sponges at first as there was a white plastic piece that had a spring attached to it and was moved forward out of its place due to the sponge popping out of its place. I used my pen and pushed that piece back and found that the rectangular "sponge" had popped out of its place.

I rinsed the 2 "sponges" out and they are now white again. I think the rectangular one had so much ink on it it popped itself out of place.

Anyhow. I have pics of what the sponges look like.

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Here’s what I found.
There is a sponge to the right as stated but right next to that is a white plastic arm assembly with a spring attached to it.

It was the white plastic assembly arm that was stuck and not fully retracted. I tried to move it back and forth and then (pingk) it fully retracted. I powered on the printer leaving the ink caddy to the left and as it was cycling I could see the plastic arm was covered with dried ink. I powered it off and moved the ink caddie to the left again and powered it on again. As it cycled I pulled the power plug leaving the assembly fully exposed. Grabbed some paper towel and put some alcohol on it and cleaned the dried ink off as best I could. I left the caddie to the left as I powered it up to see the assembly work

The printer is working again

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6A00 fix
There is a sponge to the right of the ink cart that gets pushed up to prime each ink cart. The sponge then drops back down when finished. The problem is that the sponge gets stuck up. Just give it a tap and it will fall down, turn off then on and all fixed

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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    Soulvisitor Jan 16, 2008

    How do you wish to be helped, by rating unapprriate does that mean that your error is A600? and not 6A00

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I had the same error. (a600) The sponge was all gummed up and got stuck. Pushed it down and it cleared the error. Just have to manually move you cartridges to the left (all the way to get your hand in there), and the sponges are located where the cartridges usually sits when your printer is on standby. My normal printer use is pretty light.

Posted on Nov 04, 2008

Hey guys for the ones who don´t know where to find the sponses there on the right side of your printer where the inkt cardrigeds clean, when you open up the printer and move the cart car to the left, on the right you see 2 sponses that can move, push them down furly

Posted on Aug 15, 2008

Where is the sponge that suppoed to drop down? I cannot find it.
Any more specific detail please as I am not a young person?
Bill

Posted on Jul 05, 2008

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